Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07956 590094

Who should attend?

Councillors, Clerks, and anyone with an interest in planning

Who is presenting?

Chartered Town Planners from Planning Aid England:

Planning Aid England have been working supporting communities in planning, and supporting organisations engaged in planning with communities for over 40 years. They have a track record of producing high quality guidance, advice and support.

Is it for you?


Planning authorities receive many letters and e-mails supporting or objecting to planning applications every year and writing such comments is not a difficult task. The District/Borough Council basically needs to know what you think and why you think it. Nevertheless, it is helpful to understand a little about the background to the process and this seminar will try to help do that.

Topics covered will include:

A brief overview of the planning system and the policy framework within which planning decisions are made – at national, local and neighbourhood levels

How & when do I make my comments?

What issues can be raised?

What should I say?

How will my comments be considered?

Can I speak at a Planning Committee regarding the application?

Will I be told of the decision?

What about an appeal?